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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 15 April 2011 (USA)
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Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Director:

Paul Johansson

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Brian Patrick O'Toole (screenplay by), John Aglialoro (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Dagny Taggart
Grant Bowler ... Henry 'Hank' Rearden
Matthew Marsden ... James Taggart
Edi Gathegi ... Eddie Willers
Jsu Garcia ... Francisco D'Anconia
Graham Beckel ... Ellis Wyatt
Jon Polito ... Orren Boyle
Patrick Fischler ... Paul Larkin
Rebecca Wisocky ... Lillian Rearden
Michael Lerner ... Wesley Mouch
Neill Barry ... Phillip Rearden
Christina Pickles ... Mother Rearden
Paul Johansson ... John Galt
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Herbert Mowen
Steven Chester Prince ... Engineer
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Storyline

It was great to be alive, once, but the world was perishing. Factories were shutting down, transportation was grinding to a halt, granaries were empty--and key people who had once kept it running were disappearing all over the country. As the lights winked out and the cities went cold, nothing was left to anyone but misery. No one knew how to stop it, no one understood why it was happening - except one woman, the operating executive of a once mighty transcontinental railroad, who suspects the answer may rest with a remarkable invention and the man who created it - a man who once said he would stop the motor of the world. Everything now depends on finding him and discovering the answer to the question on the lips of everyone as they whisper it in fear: Who *is* John Galt? Written by Robb

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Who is John Galt?

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlas Shrugged: Part I See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,677,000, 17 April 2011

Gross USA:

$4,627,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,627,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlas Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Johansson replaced Stephen Polk as director nine days before filming was scheduled to begin. See more »

Goofs

The City of Los Angeles seal is prominently visible in glass doors of what is to a train station in Philadelphia. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Representative's voice on television: Mister Speaker, we would like to propose a bill to make it illegal to fire employees from profitable companies.
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Connections

Followed by Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Night Was Ours
Written by Steve Weisberg (Stove Proeber Music-BMI)
Performed by The Late Night Society Orchestra
Produced by Gary Gold and Steve Weisberg
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Better Than I Expected
15 April 2011 | by Jaybird248See all my reviews

I was prepared to cringe at this Atlas Shrugged, universally panned by the critics for its low budget and no-name cast. Instead, I was pretty impressed. The story was faithful to the book, and the message and narrative clear, with the producers wisely sidestepping most of Rand's stilted polemics.

Yes, the budget did confine most shooting to interiors, but there was enough "big sky" material, railroad operations, and steel mill shots to give the film some scope. And the SFX and CG used in the supertrain shots, which probably absorbed half the budget, were worth every penny.

The cast, and especially Taylor Shilling, who played Dagny, and Grant Bowler (Rearden) did a great job.

Overall, I liked AS, and look forward to the sequels. I just hope the producers can raise the financing to make them.


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